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CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

[UPDATE] After Colonial Governmentality: Cultural Memory and (Post)Colonial Community.

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 10:53am
Michael R. Griffiths (Columbia)

Theodor Adorno famously contended that "Even in a legendary better future, art could not disavow remembrance of accumulated horror, otherwise it's form would be trivial." How then, is one to think a better future in (post)colonial societies, while attending to the horrors of violent and unjust pasts? This collection seeks to address this question.

"Come Together?" Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture. May 31st & June 1st, 2013.

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:38am
Department of English Literature and Culture, University of Mannheim, Germany.

International conference/ Call for papers

The Department of English Literature and Culture invites paper proposals for the international conference, "Concepts of Community in Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Culture", which will be held at the University of Mannheim, May 31st and June 1st, 2013.

[UPDATE} NeMLA 2013 CFP: Queer Self-Representation: It Isn't All About Me

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 12:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This panel will examine the significance and radical potential of queer self-representation.The personal continues to be political, and for queer constituencies whose representation by a dominant mainstream has been either absent, negative, or consistently rife with limiting stereotypes, self-representation becomes crucial. However, while queer self-representation may engage with such negative representation, it is not limited to this function.

[UPDATE] Word and Image (NeMLA Boston 2013, deadline September 30, 2012)

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 12:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Word and Image
Northeast Modern Language Association
Boston, MA March 21-24, 2013

This panel considers the interplay between word and image in works of literature, or in works that defy categorization as either fiction or nonfiction. How does photography function as an "effet de réel" in works by André Breton or W. G. Sebald, for example? How do ekphrastic texts function in relation to an absent visual "other"? Please send 300-word abstracts to Gillian Pierce (

Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies [Papers Due October 22nd]

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 4:59am
Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new, peer-reviewed global journal of Irish Studies later this fall.

The journal will be called Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies. As some of you may know, breac is the Irish word for "trout" but also "speckled," and it is this latter sense of the word that we think particularly captures the spirit and themes of the journal. We are interested in thinking about Ireland's culture, history and literature in a global context with methodologies that are inter- and multidisciplinary. The journal will be entirely digital with a forum section that aims to cultivate an open, global conversation about the published articles.